The Kansas City Chiefs have worked out former Arizona Cardinals safety James Wiggins just one week before playing them in Week 1.
The Kansas City Chiefs continue to work out players at various positions heading into the season, mostly in order to keep their hypothetical Rolodex updated in case of emergency. When it comes to Monday’s visit with safety James Wiggins, it could be something a bit more than that.
Wiggins is a former safety for the Arizona Cardinals, who just so happen to be the Chiefs’ opponent to open the season on the road in Week 1.
Before anyone wants to blow this out of proportion, there are a couple of things to remember. First, teams do this sort of thing all the time as they try to gain anaan edge on opponents and it won’t be the last time we see this sort of timing line up for the Chiefs with a player visit. Second, it’s important to keep this sort of move in perspective. Wiggins isn’t going to be privy to major coaching ideas, nor do the Chiefs need Wiggins’ input to really win this game.
It’s also quite possible the Chiefs really like Wiggins and wanted to see what he could add to the secondary in case something goes wrong. The Chiefs have Juan Thornhill and Justin Reid penciled in as starters with second-round rookie Bryan Cook and veteran signing Deon Bush as the backups. The practice squad also has familiar faces in Zayne Anderson and others who could help out in a pinch.
Wiggins was a seventh-round choice for the Cardinals last season and was active for three games last year, all with a special teams focus.